There are four predominant fine fescue species in the turfgrass market. The bunch-types are Chewings, hard, and sheep, while creeping red is a rhizomatous type. Since these species are difficult to distinguish from one another and occupy much the same environmental niche, they are discussed together here. As a group, the fine fescues are consideredcool-season perennials, sometimes with weak/short rhizomes.
Refer to the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) website (www.ntep.org) for additional varieties and performance data atvarious locations. Look for trial sites and maintenance levels most similar to your own.
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Subject to invasion by all weeds found in turfgrass.